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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

France's Hollande slams 'scandalous' clashes at Paris climate talks

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday condemned the "scandalous" behaviour of far-left activists who clashed with police in Paris ahead of key UN climate talks.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.



Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories


Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 29/11/2015 16:45

    Hollywood star Emma Thompson urges action at London climate march

    Oscar-winner Emma Thompson called on world leaders to grab the "historic" opportunity to reach a deal on tackling climate change as she joined thousands of environmental protesters in London on Sunday.

  • 29/11/2015 16:26

    Costa stews as Chelsea make point at Spurs

    Jose Mourinho's relationship with Diego Costa came under renewed scrutiny after the Chelsea manager dropped the striker for Sunday's 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

  • 29/11/2015 16:15

    Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

    Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years in Ghent on Sunday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of the reverse singles for an unbeatable 3-1 lead over Belgium.

  • 29/11/2015 15:51

    Rosberg wins season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Nico Rosberg won the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday with his teammate and world champion Lewis Hamilton in second.

  • 29/11/2015 15:01

    Doping slurs 'hell', says cleared Radcliffe

    Britain's marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe says that she went through "12 months of hell" after her name was dragged into athletics' doping scandal.

  • 29/11/2015 17:48

    Reid own goal keeps West Ham in rut

    Winston Reid's unfortunate own goal prevented West Ham United from claiming a first win in four Premier League games as they drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

  • 29/11/2015 17:38

    'Lucky' Fury already relishing Klitschko rematch

    Tyson Fury insists he is just a 'normal person who got lucky' enough to become the new world heavyweight champion and is already relishing a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.

  • 29/11/2015 16:52

    Sharpshooter Khalil bags Asian player of the year

    UAE sharpshooter Ahmed Khalil was named Asian footballer of the year at a glitzy ceremony in India on Sunday, beating off strong competition from compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and China's Zheng Zhi.

  • 29/11/2015 16:24

    British Davis Cup timeline

    British Davis Cup timeline up to the defeat of Belgium on Sunday in the 2015 final:

  • 29/11/2015 14:02

    Skippers praise day-night Test as success

    The world's first day-night Test match was a great success, rival skippers Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum agreed Sunday, after the match at the Adelaide Oval lived up to its much-hyped billing.